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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Wash, Flush, Brush Bathroom Signs:.

You may remember the color blocked shower curtain that I made last month.

Ever since I made that, I have realized that I don’t have any decorations to match with it in my bathroom. So when Silhouette gave me the chance to use some of their amazing premium vinyl, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to fix that.

This is a great project that is easily customizable to your style and colors!

Here’s what you need:

- Silhouette vinyl
- digital cutting machine (love my CAMEO, Lucy!)
- wood frames
- paint
- paint brush
- transfer tape
- ribbon
- cheapo frames (I got mine for .50 each at Wal-Mart. I just needed the glass out of them, so this may not be necessary for you to purchase if your frame already has glass.)
- hot glue/gun


I started off by painting my frames. (On a side note, I hadn’t realized when I bought the green that it is glow in the dark paint! My girls will think that’s pretty cool, and it matches perfectly.)


While I left those to dry, I used my Silhouette software to make up my designs. I knew I wanted three signs, with the words ‘flush’, ‘brush’, and ‘wash’ on them. I have a tag set in my graphics, so I started off with those. I could have left them all grouped together, but I’m going to show you how to un-group them in case you ever need to do that. Right click on your design, and then scroll down to where it says ‘ungroup’.

Now you have the ability to move each tag independently.

Choose a font, and type your words into each tag, sizing them to fit.

To keep those words exactly where you want them, now we’re going to group the word and the tag together so that they become one graphic. Use your mouse to drag a box around the tag and the word. You will know you’ve ‘caught’ both of them because each separate item will have its own box surrounding it as well. Again, right cllick, and then scroll down to ‘group’.

Now your tags are single graphics!

I knew that I wanted to do a background behind the words with one of my vinyl colors. I found this great chevron graphic in the Silhouette store, and sized it to the size of my glass three times.

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Then it was time for Lucy to get busy cutting that vinyl!

Once your vinyl is cut, peel away the negative space, and then use transfer tape to cover your design. Rub over it really well!


Peel up the transfer tape. It should have all of your design. Arrange the vinyl on the glass, and then press the transfer tape down on to the glass. Rub over it really well. Slowly peel up the transfer tape to make sure that your design is all adhered.


Then peel up your tags and put them where you want on the pieces of glass. Yes, I realize that it is crooked. Oopsie.


Look at those lovely pieces of glass!

Your frames should be plenty dry by now. Turn them over, and apply hot glue around the edge. Lay your glass in with the design facing down.


This step might not be necessary if your frame came with glass or some sort of prongs to hold the glass in place!

Turn your frame over and see how it turned out.

I haven’t done this yet, but I plan to staple ribbon to the backs of each frame to hang them from once we get moved in to our new house. The ribbon is navy with white dots, so I think it will be perfect!

Admire your new, custom signs!

You’ll be able to see the navy better once they are hanging on the wall.

So there you have it! Custom signs, designed to match your bathroom.

Stay tuned for a great Silhouette deal coming up later in the week. I’ll show you a couple of other things I made for our new house using the Silhouette premium vinyl!


  1. how fun! I made some new bathroom art too :) http://www.gandcjohnson.blogspot.com/2012/08/bathroom-art.html

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Aug. 29, 2012. Thanks again.

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